Chip didn’t think anything could be worse than almost failing the fifth grade–until his new brother, Simon, arrived. Simon is the latest in robotic technology.
He looks just like a human boy, but he is ten times better — better at being polite, cleaning his room, spouting the multiplication tables, and swimming, Chip’s favorite sport. Dad hopes Simon will set a good example for Chip. Instead, Chip feels as though Simon is taking his place — at summer school, on the swim team, even in his parents’ hearts. Chip hatches a plan to take care of “the Perfect Son” once and for all. Will it work perfectly, or be a perfect mess?